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HYWIRE MONTHLY WRITING WORKSHOP
Did you know that we hold a monthly Writing Workshop? Well we do!
When? 4th Thursday of every month, from September to June. 7PM Start time
Where? Burlington Public Library: Alton Branch
What? We like to get some writing prompts and exercises going, but if you would like some opportunities to workshop your own writing as a group, please, bring some in!
– Unless otherwise stated! Be sure to check events for alternate venues.
– Can’t find us? Ask the Black Bull staff where the slam is! They’ll be happy to point you in the right direction!
3rd Thursday of every month. Sign-up is @ 8pm with Open Mic and then Slam to follow
For smoking hot poetry!
A cover charge $5 (Only $5???) goes towards paying for the feature performer and prize money for the winner of the slam.
As always we’ll have an Open Mic for any and all types of performance; bring your guitar, your songs, your stand-up, your rants and ragtime show tunes – it’s all about getting it out there! Or you can always sign up for the slam, see if you have what it takes to reign supreme, and take home the cash prize.
Thursday, September 15th – Burlington Slam Project Season Opener Feat. Bassam!
Summer Vacation is long gone kids! It’s time to get back to the game! We’re kicking off competitive season #8 this month, so now’s the time to start accruing points towards earning a spot on the team, OR heading to IWPS or WOWPS! So bring those poems and be ready to rock! And we’ve brought in an old friend to feature – former IWPS rep and 2015 Grand Slam Champion – Bassam!
Within the space of a few years, Toronto-based poet, writer and performer Bassam has grown into one of the most interesting and respected artists within the Canadian spoken word landscape.
Bassam is a queer, Jewish-Arab spoken word poet from Toronto, Canada. He is the grand champion of the Guelph Poetry Slam (2016) and the Burlington Slam Project (2015), and has participated at national and international poetry slam competitions across Turtle Island (“North America”).
Bassam’s love of social justice is reflected beyond the bounds of poetry: he is a vocal advocate for the rights of Palestinians and an active member of Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) Canada. Bassam also advocates for eating disorder awareness and recovery as a regular showcase performer for the National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED).
Bassam’s latest poetry chapbook and full-length spoken word recording, ‘mouth:/poem.smile’, was released in the spring of 2016. His upcoming book is slated to be released by GenZ Publishing at the end of this year, following his Turtle Island (“North American”) tour, entitled ‘heart:/smiles.away’, currently in progress.
Bring a fiver, bring a friend! Volunteer if you want to get in free! (We need timekeepers, scorekeepers, white board operators, get at it!)
Hope to see y’all out!